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Inbreeding, inbreeding depression, and infidelity in a cooperatively breeding bird

Hajduk, Gabriela K.; Cockburn, Andrew; Margraf, Nicolas; Osmond, Helen; Walling, Craig A.; Kruuk, Loeske


Inbreeding depression plays a major role in shaping mating systems: in particular, inbreeding avoidance is often proposed as a mechanism explaining extra-pair reproduction in socially monogamous species. This suggestion relies on assumptions that are rarely comprehensively tested: that inbreeding depression is present, that higher kinship between social partners increases infidelity, and that infidelity reduces the frequency of inbreeding. Here, we test these assumptions using 26 years of data...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/evo.13496
Access Rights: Open Access


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